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Homeworking feels good - and people don't want it to stop

20 Apr 2020

Almost seven in ten workers feel they are either more productive or equally productive working from home, but many fear that their employers will probably want to return to the status quo once the pandemic is over.

Working from home exposes cyber security flaws

17 Apr 2020

The mass move to working from home has exposed gaping holes in companies' cyber security risk management, new research has warned.

Management and meaning

08 Jun 2016

Managers don’t have any role in creating a sense of meaningfulness at work, new research suggests. But bad management can certainly destroy it.

The flip-side of ethical conduct

18 Feb 2016

Doing what right - as opposed to what's profitable - isn’t always easy. What’s more, new research has found, ethical behaviour can also have an ugly flip-side.

Over a barrel: paying the price for cheap oil

13 Jan 2016

The oil companies have had to take out loans, slash investment and sell assets to deal with the plunge in the price of oil. At the same time, shareholder payouts have been maintained. But for how long?

Pfizer, Allergan and fiscal sleight of hand

04 Dec 2015

The potential merger of Pfizer and Allergan might create the world's largest pharmaceutical company, but it will also make Pfizer the biggest tax deserter in U.S. history.

Taking the fight to ISIS

24 Nov 2015

“France is at war,” President Francois Hollande declared last week after the attacks on Paris. But declaring war is just the start. War requires a a 'war effort', and that raises a host of other questions.

Leadership development still missing the mark

22 Oct 2015

Organisations throw billions at leadership development but as a new study highlights, they still seem unable to develop better leaders.

Diversity at the top: are companies walking the talk?

06 Oct 2015

Public companies in the world’s leading economies earn an increasing proportion of their revenues from outside their home countries. But does their leadership reflect this global reality?

Pulling the wool over the auditors’ eyes

23 Sep 2015

Confident statements from managers can distort the judgement of auditors and lead them to accept explanations at face value, new research has found.

The politics of cheaper oil

22 Sep 2015

Oil prices today are at the same level as they were in 2009 during the financial crisis. So what are the causes of this collapse - and what might the consequences be?

When agile thinking meets traditional management

08 Sep 2015

Agile methodology has the potential to help the entire business culture adapt to uncertainty rather than fight and resist change. But when Agile values collide with traditional management, tension can erupt.

Too much innovation doesn't pay dividends

25 Aug 2015

Those who try to innovate the most often don’t reap any benefit from their efforts, even when circumstances seem to be at their most optimal.

Confidence the key to successful negotiations

30 Jul 2015

Under-confident negotiators achieve a successful outcome in just one in five of the negotiations they’re involved in, new research has found.

Ethics across the generations

20 Jul 2015

Business ethics mean different things to different people. So understanding the different characteristics of the various generations in the workplace is a fundamental part of building a culture founded on ethical values.

Feeding the world

13 May 2015

Hunger is a daily reality for more than one in 10 of the world’s population. And as the population continues to climb, feeding the world ceases to be a humanitarian or economic imperative or even a question of ‘food security’. It becomes a question of survival.

Old world vs new: the geopolitical pendulum

29 Apr 2015

Over the past decade, the balance between the ‘old’ industrial world and emerging economies has shifted dramatically. But with an economic slow-down beginning to affect many emerging countries, is the pendulum now swinging back the other way?

Dominance could kill you

23 Mar 2015

If you think that that aggressive, competitive behaviour is the way to get ahead, think again. Because according to new research, a hostile-dominant personality increases the risk of heart disease and could shorten your life.

How currency wars impact business

09 Mar 2015

When currency wars break out, business gets caught in the crossfire. But the impact of monetary policy can work both ways. So the more businesses leaders are aware of the implications, the more effectively they can plan and react.

The rise of protectionism: are borders making a comeback?

06 Mar 2015

It’s symptomatic of the economic and political tensions emerging across the globe that borders are regaining their importance and protectionist policies are starting to reappear. As a result, businesses need to navigate international markets that are becoming ever more regulated.